I traded a Pilot that got 18 mpg in on this Matrix for the same reason as everyone else. I have only owned it a week so some of the ratings of 9 are minor things, really not worth mentioning in detail. A squeak here and there on the interior but overall a solid vehicle. I was amazed at the room inside. Being 6'4", I couldn't believe the room. I am looking forward to driving by the gas stations. I am curious to see though how it does in the snow. Overall, a positive experience and I would recommend this car to anyone.
Interior room in the front seat. Glow of interior at night. Automatic lights. 4 Cyl has a surprising amt of zip.
Put a homelink garage door opener. Include floormats and cargo mat in the price. Dealer threw in mats but shouldn't have to. Have bigger cupholders in the front. Climate control.